It is not quiet, when the annual Atherstone Ball Game is settled in the nordengelske town of Atherstone.
The extreme ball game is held on Shrove Tuesday, which this year fell on Tuesday 5. march. The tradition has taken place since the 1200s, and in the year the game was therefore settled for the 820. time.
the Rules of the game are quite simple: At 15 will be a big, heavy læderbold unleashed in the city's main street, and the, which keeps the ball two hours later, won.
The only rule is that you are not allowed to beat his opponents to death, everything else is allowed.
It therefore leads to mass brawl and general chaos, when several hundred people handing out kicks and punches to the right and left in order to secure the coveted ball, as the winner will get to take home.
the City's mayor follows the battle from a safe distance.
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